Author Archives: Kevin Hoover

Whither Arcata’s potato?

Whither Arcata’s potato?

ARCATA PLAZA – Something so far undiscussed in the public debate over the McKinley statue is its presence in the City of Arcata seal. The seal, popularly known as the “potato,” bears an image of the Plaza with a pre-planter statue in its center. Will this be changed to reflect the new, McKinley-free town square, or

Downtown Arcata businesses mull use of private security force

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Downtown businesspeople heard a proposal last week to hire private security to help protect them. The idea was proposed by Aaron Ostrom of Pacific Outfitters during a monthly business meeting organized by Arcata Main Street. Previous meetings have discussed ways to promote Arcata business, organize business watch

College Life Today: Being a student and an immigrant

Sarai Escalante Special to the Union HUMBOLDT STATE – I grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. No matter where you come from, you belong in college and you deserve an education. This is something that I have learned throughout the years of being in college and something I believe we all deserve. Thanks to a lot

Extreme Weather Shelter set for Sunday, Feb. 17

Arcata House Partnership Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Sunday, Feb. 17, to serve people who are homeless. Shelter intakes will begin at 4:15 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St. in Arcata. From 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and provide clean

McKinleyville Matters: Mack Town honors the flower waterers

Kelly Miller and Christine Willfong were awarded the Community Builder Award Feb.6 by the McKinleyville Community Services District. The district presents the award to local individuals, businesses and organizations for their volunteer service, sponsorship and promotion of programs and events, outstanding service in the interest of the district and other contributions significant to McKinleyville’s quality

Extreme Weather Shelter set for tonight, Saturday, Feb. 16

Arcata House Partnership Arcata House Partnership will host the Regional Extreme Weather Shelter tonight, Saturday, Feb. 16, to serve people who are homeless. Shelter intakes will begin at 4:15 p.m. today at the Annex, located at 501 Ninth St. in Arcata. From 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., staff will conduct shelter screenings, schedule showers and provide clean

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